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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,098 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments (Page 8 of 8)

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problem #11

Nov 012008

Sequoia

  • 55,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Toyota Sequoia 2002 vsc off and vsc trac lights are on continuously. Internet forums indicate that this is a problem across other models like the Tundra and 4runner irrespective of model year, and that the problem is due to defective sensors shipped with the vehicles.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #10

Nov 192008

Sequoia

  • 71,690 miles
Driving a 2002 Toyota Sequoia and suddenly the truck rattles and shakes violently and vehicle almost stops in the middle of the road and had to drive to the shoulder to avoid accident. The vehicle stability control, ABS, and traction control lights on the dash board lit up and vehicle had to stop. Turned off engine, removed key, waited and restarted truck again. Lights went off and after a short drive from incident, it happened again narrowly avoiding an accident. Vehicle violently shakes and slowed down. I had to turn off the engine again and restart. I took the truck to a local Toyota dealership to have it diagnosed and problem could not be replicated. This is not the first time this happened on this vehicle. Had history of at least 3-5 separate incidents far apart in occurrence but resolves or hides itself. No parts replaced as of yet, but aware of other owner's having same problems with vsc/ABS /trac on this Toyota model.

- Ocoee, FL, USA

problem #9

Nov 132002

Sequoia

  • 115,000 miles
Translate/ skid control ECU failing notice when weather is cold/wet. Once car is warmed computers work. When car was newer skid control warning lights would come light. Would reset once car was turned off/on. Research on the internet has shown that same car model and year tends to have the same problem.

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #8

Sep 202008

Sequoia

  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vsc, traction control, anti-lock brake, and parking brake lights on the dash illuminated while driving. So, our vehicle has no antilock braking capability, traction control or skid control. Mechanic reports that the skid control ECU needs to be replaced--at a cost of $2200. Seems to be a common issue with this vehicle and Toyota needs to remedy it.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 112008

Sequoia

  • 85,992 miles
The vsc system malfunctioned causing the brakes to suddenly apply while driving. This nearly sent me into another lane of traffic. I took the car to the dealer and was told the vsc computer was bad. After some research I discovered that there are numerous people with the same issue.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 222008

Sequoia

  • 34,300 miles
Vsc trac, vsc off, all on at once. Obd II codes point to speed sensor, brake pedal switch and ABS computer malfunction. Dealer recommends changing brake booster and ABS computer system. From the available information on the internet this is a very common problem for first generation Toyota Sequoia's. the ABS and vsc malfunction can cause longer stopping distance, and swerving under emergency circumstances and should be a safety concern.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

May 012008

Sequoia

  • 82,609 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vsc lights on 2002 Toyota Sequoia code # dlc3 steering angle sensor bad.

- Novato, CA, USA

problem #4

May 192008

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
I just replaced the steering angle sensor at cost of $600 & now skid control computer not working & repair cost is $2300. The vehicle skid control system helps provide integrated control of the systems such as anti-lock brake system, traction control, engine control, etc. Automatically controls the brakes and engine to help prevent the vehicle from skidding when cornering on a slippery road or surface or operating steering wheel abruptly.

- Nanuet, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 012007

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
(1) the dashboard lights for ABS, vsc, & traction control flickered, and then remained on permanently. (2) the ABS and vsc have malfunctioned which seriously affects the braking & stability control of the vehicle in emergency handling situations, endangering person(s) in vehicle. (3) technician at marin Toyota in san rafael, ca stated this was a common failure of the 2002 Sequoia. (4) searching online forums and the NHTSA complaint database also show this a common problem. (5) our family needs to be safe in this car. I hope something can be done.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 202006

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles
My vsc/ABS/skid light up on my dash, stay lit, go off come back on. Sometimes for a few hours sometimes for a few days. I have to replace front brake pads about twice a year. I have had to replace front rotors twice. Traction control kicks in at random times. Rear window motor stopped working. Rear hatch handle broke internally. Tires wear unevenly, even after several alignments. LH power mirror motor stopped working, motor makes clicking sound and will not adjust. Factory dvd player stopped working. The fuel gauge is erratic. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

- Natchez, MS, USA

problem #1

Jan 152006

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
(1)the dashboard lights for ABS, vsc, & traction control flickered, and then remained on permanently. (2)the ABS and vsc have malfunctioned which seriously affects the braking & stability control of the vehicle in emergency handling situations, endangering person(s) in vehicle. (3)right Toyota in AZ could not determine problem, although technician stated this was a common failure of the 2002 Sequoia.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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